Elaine Ferguson

PhD Topic

An analysis of the Scots legal framework for the preventative detention of 'dangerous' offenders.


Professor James Chalmers
Professor Fiona Leverick


Elaine first joined the School of Law as an undergraduate in 2008 having completed a Higher National Diploma in Legal Services at City of Glasgow College. During the LLB, she developed interests in criminal law and mental health law. Her PhD, which concerns Scotland’s approach to the preventive detention of ‘dangerous’ offenders, combines these interests.

  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Medical Law
  • Mental Health & Incapacity Law
  • Criminal Law and Evidence (tutor)
  • University Access Course, Law Module (tutor)
Past teaching experience
  • Jurisprudence (tutor)

Lord Kissen Memorial Prize for Forensic Medicine (2010)